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Youth Ministry

Whether you're paid or volunteering, starting something from scratch or growing what you have, we have a range of resources and initiatives that you can tap into. Scroll down to learn more about the diocese support team, our current initiatives and find recommended resources that can boost your work with young people.

Meet the team

The team that supports children and youth ministry in the Diocese of London has a wide range of skills. We are all passionate about working with young people and we aim to support the Diocese as best we can within each role.

Sam Donoghue
Head of Children and Youth Ministry Support

Katie O’Conor
Children’s Ministry Advisor, Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

James Fawcett
Youth Ministry Advisor

Alex Taylor
Children and Youth
Ministry Trainer

Kathryn Kane
Schools Ministry Advisor

Jenny Barnard
Project Manager, Capital Youth

Levi Phillips
Creative Lead, Capital Youth

Get in touch with our team at youth@nulllondon.anglican.org

What we can help with

Practical, insightful content

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Training and seminars

We organise seminars, events and training courses throughout the year that address a wide variety of topics relevant to youth ministry.
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Speaking and encouragement

Connecting with those wanting to involve young people in their churches is something we enjoy and find useful in our roles. Invite us to speak at a Synod, Chapter or Youth Workers’ meeting and we’ll share what’s going on around the diocese and listen to what your churches are hoping to do.

Advice and consultancy

One of the most valuable things we can provide is a brain to pick! The Diocese of London has partnered with CONCRETE to provide free consultancy on engaging young people – a youth ministry organisation with a specialism in urban areas. Founder James Fawcett has been working with young people full-time for the last 15 years in a variety of contexts and for the last 10 of them in the east end of London, Tower Hamlets. Contact us to book a session.

Hiring support

We can support you in recruiting the right person for your community and helping them settle in. Whatever stage you’re at in the process, feel free to contact us.

Things we can help with include:

  • Refining the job scope and job description
  • Guidance on the right salary and benefits
  • Safeguarding expectations and processes
  • Guidance on what to expect and how to manage them
  • Distributing the vacancy through our networks
  • Ongoing supervision/advisory support

If your vacancy is already online, you can submit your vacancy to be displayed on the Diocese jobs page.

Make sure you’re aware of our Apprenticeship Scheme below, which is a great opportunity to train someone from within your parish.

Looking for a job?

Check the vacancies page (look under Children’s Ministry as well as Youth), or find out more about our Apprenticeship Scheme below. Some churches in our Diocese do not submit their job vacancies to our jobs page, so keep an eye out on social media.

Current initiatives

Capital Youth

Capital Youth is an opportunity for our Diocese to explore together what it looks like to welcome, listen to and engage young people in our communities, with an increased focus on evangelism and discipleship within our youth work.

Click below to find out everything about Capital Youth, what’s happening and how you can get involved.

The Spark Fund

The Spark Fund helps 12-25s in the Diocese of London run a missional project.

We’re looking for young people to come up with innovative ways to help their friends explore the Christian faith. The idea could be anything; an organised event, online media channel or something else entirely.

BLMF Apprentices 2018-19

Apprenticeship Scheme

We are working with parishes across the Diocese of London to train a new generation of children and youth workers from within our communities.

With funding support from the BLMF, Apprentices are employed by the Diocese and work within a parish for three years, enabling parishes to significantly expand or develop their youth and children’s ministry. We have four funded places available each year.

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